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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Set: 2000 Pacific (Rate)

Card: #173 Luis Castillo

“ Why the big area for the washed out copy photo of the front? ” -Kaline6

“ Not too bad, but there isn't enough emphasis on the stats on the back. Hard to read and way too small. Less emphasis on the photos would be nice, especially given this is the "flagship" product for the Pacific brand. if they wanted to do something like this for Revolution or Invincible, fine. ” -vrooomed

“ How little real estate can we occupy on the back of the card, and still fit everything in? ” -dilemma19

“ Nice card I like it. At least the front is readable, not super easy but better than most from this time period and even modern cards. Back I was going to say was pretty good, except too much blank space a player bio (oops just noticed there is a short one on the bottom) or highlights would be nice, heck even a cartoon/comic strip would work. ” -captkirk42

“ Pacific sets always gave you a large volume of cards/players which was nice. ” -carthage44

“ Pacific, so underrated. Great company. Miss 'em. ” -wax_house

“ Any card whose back is 50% or more blank is at least slightly awful. ” -DarkSide830

“ Front's good. The back is debatable. That big white fading front picture. I guess it's filled with more stats for veteran players, but it looks and feels empty. ” -JimStaub

“ This is another sad stock photo. Washed out and not cropped. Not sure what is going on with the back in that large faded area. ” -UKboogie

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Set: 2015-16 Upper Deck Artifacts - Materials Silver (Rate)

Card: #27 David Backes

“ Cool dual relic. You'd think the St. Louis blues would wear a brighter blue than this, it looks almost black from the scan. Nice to see a current season card, and nice to see a relic with a real back- including stats! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Upper Deck once again trying to do too much with the design. ” -carthage44

“ An OK to pretty good relics/GU card for those who like that sort of thing. Artifacts is usually a very good product. My stand on these things (relics aka game-used, event used or worn) is they are cutting up memorabilia into 1,000s of pieces just to glue onto cards. :( Unfortunately my will is weak as I do accept some of these cards of players I collect and my teams. Good to see this one is serial numbered. I think all relic cards should be serial numbered since there is a limit to how many tiny swatches of cloth, or rubber, or nylon whatever you can have. ” -captkirk42

“ If I were designing sports cards, I would probably rank the elements typically found on the front as follows: 1. Player name 2. Team name 3. Position 4. Uniform number 5. Card manufacturer name 6. Set and/or subset name The team name appears twice, which maybe adds a little extra weight, but I'd say there's a bit too much emphasis on "ARTIFACTS". I like the back. ” -dilemma19

“ Very slick patch card. Like that it actually has stats on the back and can, therefore, function as a standard trading card. ” -wax_house

“ Okay design BUT used the same picture on the back. If you are going to use 2 pictures, use 2 pictures -- not the same one twice. Also, I hate when you get "dual jerseys" and they are same thing. ” -cjjt

“ Backes is probably the most well-known MSU Mankato alumni to play in the NHL. Go Mavs! ” -duaned99

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Set: 1988 Topps - Tiffany (Rate)

Card: #182 Ken Phelps

“ I purchased the tiffany sets as they came out. Only opened them recently. Found one set where many of the cards were miscut. I am glad they didn't keep making them. ” -Kaline6

“ Not a bad design but I don't like it as much as some of the other designs from the same time period. If this looks funny it is because I am posting from the new smart phone I received as a gift on may 1st ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Decent design, but not having the player's position on the front is a negative. The use of getting the team name "behind" the player but in front of the background was nice. The Tiffany sets are nice because they are on whiter stock with the glossy front. ” -vrooomed

“ Ah one of the last good sets for a while during the "junk years". First glance at the back I thought we were looking at an OPC card. During the late 80s I sort of liked the Tiffany versions. Years later however I don't see the attraction anymore, especially after all this massive variants age we are currently in.. ” -captkirk42

“ I think he's trying to bunt or else he has crazy hand splits. ” -carthage44

“ Reminiscent of the 1966 and 1967 Topps sets. This set featured a great collection of firsts and lasts from G.Maddux to D.Sutton. ” -RoundtheDiamond87

“ Not an awful design, but somewhat plain. ” -DarkSide830

“ Another set that " I just like". ” -engine614

“ I like the Topps Tiffany sets, though I may not have any 1988s. Those were the days, when a slugger could be called upon to bunt if the situation demanded it. ” -switzr1

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Set: 1987 ProCards (Rate)

Card: #2107 Mike MacFarlane

“ ProCards was starting to get the hang of it. Back is still overly simple, but they had a clean design (both sides). The beginning of the raising of the bar for MiLB sets! ” -vrooomed

“ Was this card made in a snowstorm, while foggy, by someone with bad cataracts? This is a perfect example of why just using the raw, unedited scan is not a good thing. ” -Billy Kingsley


“ Undoubtedly the best types of cards are minors cards of players that go on to become long time Major Leaguers. This is one example. To bad the cards themselves used to be quite plain. ” -DarkSide830

“ How could you say Omaha and not think of Peyton Manning? ” -carthage44

“ Solid player. I'm guessing he didn't spend much time in Omaha. ” -dilemma19

“ What a beautiful, washed out, poorly cropped, stock photo! ” -UKboogie

“ Nice late 1980s Minor League Card. ” -captkirk42

“ Nice card!!!! I love it. Will have to own this someday. ” -RoyalChief

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Set: 2014 Panini Absolute - Retail (Rate)

Card: #58 Marshawn Lynch

“ Beast Mode! This isn't the most exciting card but I can't help but love anything Seahawks ” -ketchupman36

“ Still can't believe he retired. He was so much fun to watch. ” -carthage44

“ BEAST MODE!! Still can't figure out why they did not hand off to him instead of throwing it, on 2nd down at the 1 with the Super Bowl on the line and plenty of time!! Man, I hate Brady. ” -RoyalChief

“ Hmmm...strange. Not sure what I think of this card. Kinda interesting, kinda strange. ” -DarkSide830

“ ACK! What is this? Hard to read whatever it says under his name. Is it just the team name? Background "logo" looks awful is that supposed to be a seahawk's wings or just a line pattern that doesn't work? Back typical modern back with only one line of stats. No wonder I have strayed away from football products. ” -captkirk42

“ This Panini Absolute Football 2014 card of Marshawn Lynch is OK. The back of the card has some nice writing which is cool but the front picture is adequate ” -Xg200

“ Cool card overall. Name and team ribbons remind me of 92 Fleer Ultra baseball (not a good thing) ” -dilemma19

“ Reminds me of early 1990s Skybox. ” -DaClyde

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Set: 2004 Donruss Classics (Rate)

Card: #2 Emmitt Smith

“ Oh, I love "wrong team" cards like this. I was out of collecting by the time Emmitt went to Arizona, so I don't own anything like this. ” -switzr1

“ The card is a bit sparse, especially at the top (both front and back). I prefer to see full stats, but understand that doing so can eat up a lot of real estate. Not a Cowboys fan, but I still find it perplexing to see him as a Cardinal. ” -dilemma19

“ Best running back of all-time, PERIOD!!! ” -carthage44

“ Your basic Donruss Classics before Donruss/Playoff died. I like these earlier years of "Clasics" but have tired of them for now. ” -captkirk42

“ Barry was better. ” -wax_house

“ Emmitt looks so wrong in a Cardinal uni. ” -NJdevils

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Set: 2006 Top Trumps Specials The Best of Jacqueline Wilson (Rate)

Card: #NNO Chloe

“ ...I got nothin' ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Goes to show the dedication of the users of this site that not only does this weird, random set have a checklist but it has full images as well! ” -ketchupman36

“ umm, nope can't think of any thing appropriate to say, although Chloe does remind me of the current top Trump . ” -uncaian

“ What? ” -cjjt

“ For some reason this reminds me of School House Rock. ” -CluelessJoe

“ Wow, my daughter's name is Chloe. Other than that I have no idea what is going on, or what this is. ” -RoyalChief

“ I see Sporty and Scary, but no rankings for Ginger, Posh or Baby. An exceptionally high "girly" score -- almost as high as Alice's! I don't understand these cards, but suspect they'd be good "bike-spoke fodder". ” -dilemma19

“ ?Whaaa? OK it's a "Top Trumps" which seems to be a popular thing in the UK. Some kind of TCG (CCG) looks to be aimed at kids. For some reason kids oriented cards don't seem like trading cards to me they have almost always seemed like game cards to me. In general I don't equate game cards with collecting trading cards. I guess I'm just strange that way. ” -captkirk42

“ What is this? ” -wax_house

“ What the ....??? ” -carthage44

“ What on earth is this supposed to be???? ” -Joshua825

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Set: 2013 Topps Heritage (Rate)

Card: #440d Bryce Harper

“ I like the Heritage cards...wish they did them for more than two years in the sport. The back scan is very washed out, whoever scanned it didn't bother to fix it before uploading it. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Like Topps, like the Heritage idea, don't like short prints, especially multiple short prints. I mean "d" really? ” -Kaline6

“ Not my favorite Heritage set but I do enjoy seeing new players in classic card looks and I love the old style feel of these cards. Harper himself seems poised to be the next legend of the game. ” -koloth42

“ Dude is killing it right now. What a talent!! Playing the Royals coming up pretty soon. ” -RoyalChief

“ I am just glad he is on my fantasy team! ” -carthage44

“ One of the currently 50 bazillion SP's that I can never get in packs... ” -suomibear8

“ HOMERIN' HAWPER! Odd thing is I still need this card. Excellent retro cards. Topps did Heritage pretty good using the '64 design, now the years following '65 and '66 they didn't do as well, but they made it up for this year with 2016 using '67 design. This 2013 Heritage was one of the years they did mostly right. ” -captkirk42

“ Love it. ” -wax_house

“ I generally like all the Heritage designs. No exception on this one. Might just be the scan quality on this card but the back gives me a headache. Harper is an amazing talent. Kind of reminds my of Ken Griffey Jr. when I was a kid. If he stays healthy he will accomplish a lot. ” -Mitch

“ I hate the 2013 heritage SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much, but this is clearly one of its bright (er) spots. ” -DarkSide830

“ Definately not a fan of the player or the card. The trophy is way too big for the size of this card. Side note - I traded his rookie card for a Phillies common, just to move it. ” -engine614

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Set: 2012 Topps Mini (Rate)

Card: #93 Skip Schumaker

“ Good scan, decent design. Looks like he's dancing the Robot. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Topps is good. Minis, not so impressed. The 75 set was fine, but why miniaturize now? ” -Kaline6

“ Hi Five!!!! ” -RoyalChief

“ Like flagship topps but really tired of all the parallel sets especially the minis. I'm tending to stick only with minis from retro sets like A&G and the like. Too many minis. ” -captkirk42

“ Nice photo, but an otherwise unremarkable card of a forgettable player. According to the blurb, he's "scalded" two game-ending homers in his career. Sounds odd, but better than "spanked" two homers... ” -dilemma19

“ I like the front although I would prefer if the last name was a little easier to read. Silver on black is not great in my opinion. I'm not fond of the back design. Too much black and grey. ” -Mitch

“ Topps baseball has gone by the wayside. ” -carthage44

“ I have a "love / hate" relationship with minis'....I have some the size of a postage stamp, and others not much smaller then the actual card....I will always take them in a trade, but don't go out of my way to buy them either.... ” -engine614

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Set: 1990 Topps (Rate)

Card: #515 Len Dykstra

“ My all time favorite baseball set. Seriously, I love this design. A friend just sent me a box full of them, which I have not yet added to my collection here on the Database. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I actually like these cards. The color scheme works for me, along with the fact, the card presents basic easy to read information. Kind of a shame how his life has gone, after his playing days ended. ” -engine614

“ Being a Mets fan, "Nails" was one of my favorites. A real sparkplug that energized the team. Rumor is he was a little too wild for the Mets, so they traded him. As for the card design, tops my list of ugliest designs. ” -C2Cigars

“ Despite all his natural athletic ability, Nails got an edge any way he could. One of a few about whom teammates would say "wouldn't want to play against him, but can't stand him as a teammate either". ” -dilemma19

“ Largely despised upon release, it has risen in favor in many collector's eyes. Not these. Almost looks like this could have been the follow-up to 1972 or 1975. Dykstra was a great player. Loved him with the Phils. A shame what's become of him post-baseball. ” -vrooomed

“ This is the first set of baseball cards I ever collected on my own. ” -wax_house

“ These cards smell the best. ” -carthage44

“ I have always liked this set. Many people have not. I can sort of understand since the bright color designs appeared to be totally random and didn't match up with the team colors. Hmmm I seem to recall a really popular now vintage set from the mid 1970s that was similar; random bright color designs that didn't match the team colors. Can you say Nine-Teen-Seventy-Five? Yeah I KNEW you could. ” -captkirk42

“ Back when cards were made out of cardboard....and we liked it. It's Topps, it's baseball, it's all good with me. ” -Kaline6

“ I really liked this set as a kid. Very colorful with a decent design. Set seems prone to poor aging due to the materials used. A lot of warping and cards sticking together. Luckily I've got thousands so I can stand to get rid of the damaged ones here and there. ” -Mitch

“ LOVE IT!!!!!! Another trip down memory lane............ ” -RoyalChief

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